<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Politics and Political News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:02:48 -0700 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:02:48 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Questions Raised About UT's "Slippery" Editorial]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:52:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Carl-DeMaio-1017_1.jpg
Controversial and highly disputed emails provided to NBC 7 investigates include statements from Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio where he appears to be bragging about his campaign writing a UT San...

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<![CDATA[Rivals Debate in NH Senate Race]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:06:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/vlcsnap-2014-10-21-21h11m54s10.jpg
Republican challenger Scott Brown continued to hammer away at Democrat Jeanne Shaheen's record in Washington as the incumbent repeatedly accused her opponent of fear mongering during a debate in...
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<![CDATA[Death Threat Made to Daughter of Prop 46. Co-Author]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:49:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/lafile-proposition-prop-46-bob-pack-carmen.jpg
The co-author of a California ballot proposition says he will continue to support the initiative despite receiving a death threat against his young daughter.]]>
<![CDATA[CA Voter Registration Now Offered in 10 Languages]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:15:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/votehere.jpg
Californians voting in the Nov. 4 election will have eight new languages to choose from when registering online.

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<![CDATA[City Council Approves Mandatory Water Restrictions]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:09:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/web_prosper_water_restrictions.jpg
As parched California continues to run dry, the San Diego City Council hopes to increase the region’s conservation through mandatory water restrictions, voted into action Monday.

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<![CDATA[No Charges in DeMaio Sexual Harassment Allegations]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:37:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DeMaio-Carl-1017_2.jpg
There will be no charges filed in the allegations of sexual harassment involving a San Diego congressional candidate, officials announced Monday.

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<![CDATA[FBI Investigating DeMaio Accusations ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:14:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/carl+demaio+scott+peters.JPG
Anonymous emails, sent to the former staffer who accused Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment, are the subject of FBI agent interviews with potential witnesses, sources...]]>
<![CDATA[52nd District Candidates Campaign Amid Controversy]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:55:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/demaio_peters_pic_1200x675_344379971996.jpg
The California’s 52nd District Congressional seat is one of the most contentious races in the country. Congressman Scott Peters and challenger Carl DeMaio are locked in a tight race that's been rocked by scandal...]]>
<![CDATA[DeMaio's Campaign Manager Red Flags Black, Young People]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:08:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DemaiocampaignemailsUSETHIS.jpg
Friday, a national conservative political action committee called for the resignation of Carl DeMaio’s campaign manager for his comment about black people.]]>
<![CDATA[DeMaio Campaign Book Falls Into Hands of Peters' Staff]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:40:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/carl+demaio+scott+peters.JPG
A new bombshell dropped Friday in the race for California’s 52nd Congressional District when both candidates confirmed a Carl DeMaio campaign strategy book, allegedly stolen during an office break-in, found its...
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<![CDATA[San Diego Voter's Guide 2014 November Election]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:10:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/10-13-2014-decision-2014-election-blurb.jpg
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<![CDATA[Faulconer Defends Water Habits]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:17:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mayor-Kevin-Faulconer-030351.jpg
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is pushing back on reports he's using too much water at his home.]]>
<![CDATA[Campaign Ad Featuring James Foley Pulled]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:58:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd_james_foley_ejecucion_isis_syria.jpg
A conservative ad campaign that featured James Foley, the New Hampshire journalist slain by ISIS, moments before his execution, will be pulled, the group responsible for the ad said. Secure America Now President

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<![CDATA[McCann Files Lawsuit Over Political Flier]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:44:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/john+mccann+still.jpg
Chula Vista City Council candidate John McCann filed a lawsuit today against a trade union he says defamed him in a political mailer.]]>
<![CDATA[Escondido Denies Appeal for Unaccompanied Minor Shelter ]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:15:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/escondido+city+council+immigrant+shelter+hearing.JPG
Nearly every seat in the Escondido City Council chambers was filled Wednesday to hear the council uphold a planning commission’s rejection of a proposed undocumented children shelter within city limits. ]]>
<![CDATA[Accusations Fly in Ads for Peters, DeMaio]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:00:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Demaio-Peters-Congressional.jpg
With 20 days left before Election Day, accusations between the candidates for California’s 52nd Congressional District are heating up, with Democrat incumbent Scott Peters claiming Republican challenger...

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<![CDATA[Scott Peters Has "No Comment" on DeMaio Allegations]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:12:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PetersRAWSOT_1200x675_343096387968.jpg
U.S. Rep. Scott Peters was asked about recent allegations made against his challenger, Carl DeMaio, accusing the former City Councilman of sexual harassment. NBC 7's Rory Devine asks Peters to comment on...]]>
<![CDATA[Carl DeMaio Responds to Sexual Harassment Claim]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:10:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CarlRAWSOT_1200x675_343097411552.jpg
Candidate for the 52nd District Congressional seat Carl DeMaio talks with NBC 7's Rory Devine on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in response to sexual harassment allegations made by a former employee.]]>
<![CDATA[First Pot Shop Permit Approved in San Diego]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:52:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Marijuana-Dispensary-Owners.jpg
A college professor holds the permit for the first legal marijuana dispensary in the City of San Diego. NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports.

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<![CDATA[NH Lawmaker Calls Congresswoman "Ugly as Sin"]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:22:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Steve+Vaillancourt.jpg
A Republican New Hampshire state lawmaker has called a Democratic congresswoman "ugly" and said the GOP opponent in her November re-election race is one of the most attractive women in politics.

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<![CDATA[Speaker Boehner Attends DeMaio Fundraiser in PB]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:46:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/6pmShereneDeMaio_1200x675_340969027832.jpg
About 100 people, including House Speaker John Boehner, attended a fundraiser brunch for Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio Saturday at a Pacific Beach home. This comes after sexual harassment claims by...]]>
<![CDATA[Voters React to Allegations Made About Carl DeMaio]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:49:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Carl-DeMaio-1010.jpg
NBC 7's Dave Summers talks with voters in the Bird Rock, Pacific Beach area - an area considered to have the highest number of independent voters - about the allegations made in the race for the...]]>
<![CDATA[Local Pol Backtracks on ISIS at Border Claim]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:55:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Duncan-Hunter-Letter-ISIS.jpg
A California Congressman is backtracking on claims he made on national cable television earlier in the week that as many as ten ISIS fighters crossed the border into Texas from Mexico.
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<![CDATA[Top Cops Divided on Prop 47]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:49:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/prop-47-pol-speak-1010.jpg
California voters have the fate of thousands of prison inmates and future defendants in their hands.]]>
<![CDATA[Carl DeMaio Accused of Lewd Acts by Ex-Staffer]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:49:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Carl-DeMaio-0827.jpg
One former campaign staffer claims he was harassed more than once while working on DeMaio's campaign.

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<![CDATA[Campaign Turns Ugly in 52nd District]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:11:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Voting-generic-election-vot.jpg
Voters in the 52nd Congressional District are being bombarded with negative commercials and mailers about Democrat Scott Peters and Republican Carl DeMaio. DeMaio is criticized for his Tea Party affiliation, and...

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<![CDATA[Mayor Proposes Mandatory Water Limits]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:14:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Drought-water-plant_0801.jpg
Mayor proposes city move to the next level of Drought Alert.

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<![CDATA[New Law Cracks Down on Farmers Market Phonies]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:32:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/farmers-markets.jpg
A new California law that goes into effect in January will crack down on farmers market vendors who sell produce bought wholesale.]]>
<![CDATA[Clinton Recommends Grandmotherhood]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:39:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd_hillaryclinton7.jpg
Thousands waited hours in the sun to see Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday in South Florida. Clinton was signing copies of her new book "Hard Choices" at Books & Books at...]]>
<![CDATA[Text-to-911 Coming to California Under New Law]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:05:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/texting-sexting.jpg
The ability to text 911 in an emergency is on its way to California.

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<![CDATA[Climate Action Plan Calls for 50% Emissions Cut by 2035]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:27:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/solar+panels6.JPG
An updated Climate Action Plan released Tuesday aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions in San Diego by half and switch to all electricity use to renewable sources by 2035.]]>
<![CDATA[California Gun Restriction Bill Signed Into Law]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:53:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Gun-Control-generic.jpg
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill making California the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat.

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<![CDATA[California: First State to Ban Plastic Bags]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:23:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/212*120/Plastic+Bag+Ban+Store+Counter+copy.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

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<![CDATA[Mandatory Cuts on Water Use Proposed]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:58:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Drought-generic-water-irrig.jpg
San Diego's voluntary water restrictions could soon become mandatory as temperatures again start to climb toward the triple digits.

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<![CDATA[Kamala Harris Says She's Not Interested in Eric Holder's Job]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:15:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/Kamala4.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris waved off speculation Thursday that she might be next in line to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced Thursday that he will resign after leading the...

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<![CDATA[D52 Congressional Candidates Debate Immigration, ISIS]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:46:47 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Demaio-Peters-Congressional.jpg
A contentious and sometimes hostile debate between District 52 Congressional candidates Scott Peters and Carl DeMaio addressed America’s most pressing issues Tuesday night.

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